As I transition between my job at DiSC and Washington State University, I’ve decided to offer a series of summer workshops on digital text analysis, online curation, and multimodal scholarship. For those of you in Atlanta, please consider attending one, some, or all of them.
5/15: Voyant. Voyant is an easy distant reading tool that allows you to perform analytics and visualizations on books and other corpora. We’ll gander a definition of distant reading, perform some basic visualizations on Voyant, and brainstorm some research and student projects using the tool.
6/5: Prism. – Prism is the tool developed by Bethanie Nowviskie’s Praxis program gives users many different ways to engage in collaborative annotating of texts.
6/19: Scalar. Scalar is a powerful platform for designing multimodal scholarly projects. It allows you to seamlessly integrate images and video along with recursive and non-linear formats for your work.
6/26: Textometrica. Textometrica offers a different way to engage in distant reading. Textometrica makes it simple to upload a corpus and run analyses on it.
7/3: Command Line and Searches. Mallet uses the command line pretty extensively. This workshop will introduce you to the command line and allow us to do simple text searches and analyses using it.
7/10: Topic Modeling 1: What is Topic Modeling?. Topic modeling assembles groups of words that appear with one another, with the intention of uncovering possible themes among large amounts of text. This workshop will look at the philosophy and history behind topic modeling and serve as a very brief introduction to the tools that one can use when attempting topic modeling.
7/17: Topic Modeling 2: Mallet. Mallet is a particularly powerful tool to use when attempting topic modeling. We’ll introduce you to the basics of using Mallet, as well as perform some analytics using Mallet.